Kaya has been listed on Complex Magazine’s The 25 Best Actresses in Their 20s. This list is compiled of young women, who are full of ability and have proven themselves in quality roles that reveal much about their future potential. Read what they had to say about Kaya:
Notable role: Effy Stonem on Skins
The time is ticking until the U.S. discovers Kaya Scodelario. She’s got the dystopian YA franchise, The Maze Runner, coming up in 2014, but until then, only the UK really has a grasp on her talent. If she wanted to, Scodelario could use all of her clips from Skins as her acting reel. She goes from mute party girl to overly promiscuous party girl to bipolar maniac to conniving stock trader, all within five seasons. Basically, she can play batshit pretty damn well.
As for her ability to carry a period piece? Just check out her chilling turn as Catherine Earnshaw in Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights. Tears, everywhere. Bring tissues.
I have recently come across this new/old video where Kaya and other celebrities, including Pixie Lott and The Saturdays, are promoting a campaign for The Really Good School Dinner. The unique campaign gives UK schools the chance to help children in some of the world’s poorest countries by adding just 10p extra to the price of their usual school meal. Every extra 10p donated goes to the WFP and is enough to pay for a whole meal for a child who might otherwise go hungry. The Really Good School Dinner campaign was first launched in UK schools in 2008 together with the UK government’s School Food Trust. More than 200,000 WFP schools meals have been provided by school children in England as a part of the campaign. To learn more, you can check out their website.
Twenty8k will be officially screening during the Cannes Film Festival, but is not part of the official selection. You can read the details below, and I’ll update you all when more news is released.
In other news, Kaya made it on to FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list again for 2012. She is placed at #73.
Kaya has sent in a short essay to the Telegraph, where she discuss why Mark Wahlberg’s role in 1997’s Boogie Nights is so unique.
Trying to pitch a film based in the pornography industry must have been a huge risk for director Paul Thomas Anderson. It’s such a dark subject that people are scared to talk about it. I love films that are daring and that bring light to taboo subjects — Boogie Nights does this, but it’s neither overly depressing nor sad: it’s light-hearted and intelligent.
I really like character-based films dealing with people’s psyches and relationships. There are a lot of huge characters in that film who all share a similar amount of screen time, story and impact.
As an actress, I find it really interesting watching Mark Wahlberg’s character Dirk Diggler suddenly become a superstar. His head explodes when he’s very famous and he becomes desperate for all the attention. It’s difficult to watch because that’s a big fear for any actor — getting to a position where you’ve forgotten who you are as a person.